Friday, November 30, 2007

Edward VII


I'm going to hospital tomorrow. Blogging will resume when it resumes.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Victoria Eugenia of Battenberg, Queen of Spain

Princess Beatrice

Youngest child of Queen Victoria.

Marie Antoinette of Austria, Queen of France

Elizabeth I

The Armada portrait. This was in celebration of the defeat of an attempt to place England under a foreign tyranny. That's a fact that should never be forgotten, in spite of what some internet twits say.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Day Off

Just not up to dealing with it today.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Elizabeth I

Cixi, Dowager Empress of China

She loved mugging for the camera.
Consequently, there's an enormous number of pictures of her.
She was spared the knowledge that the last photograph taken of her would show a badly decomposed corpse. I'm not posting that one. It was taken after her tomb was robbed as part of the complete collapse of order that usually follows a switch to a republican form of government. As my grandmother always said, democracy is like boiled chicken. The scum rises to the top.